May 032016
 
Brinjal curry - vankaya podi kura - eggplant curry

Vankaya or brinjal curry (eggplant) is a very versatile vegetable. You can prepare curry, use it in sambar and even make pachadi(brinjal chutney) out of it. We find a lot of different brinjals in market today. For this recipe, I specifically use the green brinjal (not the violet/black ones). This brinjal curry is a simple recipe that uses a podi or [Read more]

Nov 182014
 
Stir-fried Eggplants/Brinjal with Coriander leaves (Vankaya Kothimeera Koora)

In my previous post on Coriander-stuffed Eggplants, I mentioned that this simple combination works really well and there I stuffed my eggplants with the coriander filling. Today’s recipe is a slight variation to it, where instead of stuffing I simply add the filling to the curry itself. Coriander leaves when used fresh creates magic in any food. There is no [Read more]

Oct 272014
 
Aloo Baingan (Potato and Eggplant) Curry

There are few recipes that I feel are life-savers. At times when we are in no mood to cook or when we simply do not have time to prepare something exotic, we always look out for recipes that are quick, need few ingredients and doesn’t need much cutting 😛 Well, this curry is one such recipe which fits into this [Read more]

Sep 162014
 
Roasted Eggplant/Brinjal Chutney (Kaalchina Vankaya Pachadi)

My favorite chutney recipe straight from my mother’s kitchen. She used to make this for a quick dinner or even after we came from school/college. I love the aroma of it especially when it is roasted. A simple to make and incredibly flavorful eggplant chutney. This is my first attempt to post recipe step-by-step. I hope it is good this [Read more]